1:34 am
Fri March 14, 2014

More NC Teachers Are Choosing to Leave the State to Teach Elsewhere Because of Low Pay

North Carolina remained 46 in the country in terms of teacher pay during the 2012-2013 school year, according to newly released figures from the National Education Association.

Many N.C. teachers say they want more support from lawmakers in Raleigh. Several of them attended a rally on Aug. 14, 2013 in Winston-Salem to voice their concerns.
Credit Keri Brown

In this week's Business Report,  Justin Catanoso talks with The Triad Business Journal's Katie Arcieri about her story on the pressing issues of teacher pay and retention in North Carolina.

The Triad Business Journal's Katie Arcieri takes a closer look at why N.C. teachers are leaving the state to teach else where, or leaving the profession altogether. She describes the struggle of one Mt. Airy mom who has nearly 15 years of teaching experience, but has to work an extra part-time job at Lowe's Home Improvement to make ends meet.

Justin Catanoso is director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University and a regular contributor to WFDD.

For more information about Katie Arcieri's  story go to or